* Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
Note: I have no record as to when the first issue of the Washington Watch was published. It was then called the Kirkpatrick and Lockhart’s Washington Watch, named after the law firm of which I was a part at the time. For some reason, I retained a copy of issue #4. It was published on July 27, 1987.
Beginning in 1998, WW began writing about restaurants. These are not typical restaurant reviews because they describe the food eaten but do not comment on the quality of the food. But if the food is not good, the restaurant is not reviewed. And whenever possible they include a review of the restrooms.
Through this current issue, #200, 407 restaurants will have been reviewed in 57 cities (plus 1 airport and 1 railway station), 21 states, and 7 countries. Continue reading “State of the Nation”
Earth’s Population Statistics in Perspective
The population of Earth is around 7.8 billion. To most people that is an overwhelming figure. However, if you condensed 7.8 billion into 100 persons, and then into various percentage statistics, the resulting analysis is relatively much easier to comprehend. Continue reading “This and That”
“You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.”
— Warren Buffett Continue reading “Quotes”
(The following is based on registered voters unless indicated otherwise.)
President Biden’s job approval ratings Continue reading “President Biden”
In this election:
36 of the 50 states will hold gubernatorial elections. Continue reading “2022 Election”
The current congressional leaders have realized that giving lawmakers the chance to fund projects for their communities back home is actually a great way to get votes for legislation. Below is information about the earmarks in the $1.5 trillion government spending bill signed by President Biden. Continue reading “Congress”
87% of Americans live in a county that has voted for the same party in the past three presidential elections. Continue reading “2024 Election”
Women’s labor force participation rose to 57.4% in 2019 from about 43% in 1970. [NYT 5/8/22] Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
In this feature of the Washington Watch, WW will primarily recommend books you may find interesting but may also now and then mention a TV program or other things. I welcome your suggestions and your input. What have you been reading or watching that you think WW readers might like? Continue reading “WW Recommends Books & Other Things”
Bev and Brady went with Debbie and I to Bistro Lepic for dinner on a weekday night. Continue reading “Restaurant: Bistro Lepic”
Michael and Sherry took Debbie and me to dinner at L’Ardente in celebration of my birthday. Continue reading “Restaurant: L’Ardente”
Debbie and I went there with Amy and Peter at Amy’s suggestion on a Tuesday night. Continue reading “Restaurant: Shoto”